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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Gisele’s Off the Market, Pot’s Off the Federal Agenda, Facebook’s On the Offensive

Here are today’s top stories, in no particular order: Today, President Obama will announce a 19-month timeline for pulling almost all US troops out of Iraq. [For those of you doing the math at home, that’s by the end of … Read More

By / February 27, 2009

Here are today’s top stories, in no particular order:

  • Today, President Obama will announce a 19-month timeline for pulling almost all US troops out of Iraq. [For those of you doing the math at home, that's by the end of 2011.] The announcement will take place at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune Marine base.
  • Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and football star Tom Brady were married in a private ceremony yesterday in Santa Monica, California. The couple, who denied many tabloid claims that they were engaged, swapped vows in a traditional Catholic ceremony. The bride – and her three dogs – wore Dolce & Gabbana.
  • Attorney General Eric Holder has indicated that regulation of marijuana will be left to individual states. This means, among other things, that Californian medical-marijuana dispensaries will no longer face government raids.
  • Denver-based newspaper the Rocky Mountain News will print its final edition today. The paper, which has been in existence since 1859, was in serious financial trouble and had failed to find a buyer. Throughout its history, the paper racked up many Pulitzers, the first of which came in 2000 for their coverage of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado.
  • Following controversy concerning its Terms of Use policy and whether the site owned users’ personal photos and other data even if they closed their account, Facebook has invited its users to participate in crafting a new policy. "Ultimately, we think if we’re trying to move the world toward being more open and transparent, and get people to share more information, than having an open process is the only way to do that," founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement.
  • A study from the University of Oxford (it’s in England, not Mississippi) claims that alcohol intake in women directly correlates to their likelihood of having cancer later in life. In other news, Lilit was seen freaking out.
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